I have 29 years’ experience in financial planning, 13 of those as an adviser.
My pragmatic approach to financial planning has forged some excellent client relationships, both on a personal and corporate level. My clients can trust me to provide them with a bespoke and reliable approach to their finances and their trust is not something I take lightly.
This is what I’ve done…
My career has been one of financial institutions dominance. Starting at Lloyds bank as a cashier, it soon became apparent to me that some people are extremely good with money and others not so good. It was then that I decided that I wanted to be one of the former and embarked on a career of initially undertaking a great many exams (something which does not appear to be dissipating any time soon).
Obtaining the Financial Planning Certificate in 2005 opened up a great many opportunities which have included advising clients in a “tied”, “multi-tied” and eventually with an “independent” capacity. I remain as passionate as ever in assisting clients to meet and exceed their goals and objectives. I would like to think my clients find me knowledgeable, approachable, likeable and trustworthy – that’s what they tell me anyway!
…And this is what I’m all about
My nickname of “Shads” could have been a lot worse! But now, having two Scott’s in the office, I find this does come in handy. I am a keen runner (having completed the London Marathon on a number of occasions……well twice). I think I have one more left in me!
I enjoy travelling and experiencing all that the world has to offer. I truly believe that if you have taken the time (and money) to visit some far-flung place, that you should submerge yourself in that country’s culture. I enjoy visiting Europe, Thailand, Japan – in fact anywhere in the Far East and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
And if you’re thinking wine and running do not go hand in hand, I have a four-year-old baby girl to keep me fit and active!